New Samsung Galaxy On7 and On5 show the company takes its budget Android smartphones more seriously

New Samsung Galaxy On7 and On5 show the company takes its budget Android smartphones more seriously
Two days ago, word got out that Samsung is about to release two new handsets and simultaneously debut a new Galaxy brand. The devices in question are the Galaxy On5 and On7, a pair of affordable smartphones that don't have 'budget' written all over them. Well, Samsung just listed the On7 on its Chinese website, and its header image happens to show the On5 as well, thus making both smartphones' existence official!

Styled in Samsung's modern design language (while borrowing the faux leather from the Note 3 days) and featuring not too shabby hardware, the On5 and On7 show Samsung treats its low-end smartphone line-up with more respect, now that the market for premium Android devices has stalled. Strangely, only the Galaxy On7 has been fully detailed on the website, but there's a high probability that the smartphones share the bulk of their hardware features. Still, let's not speculate until we have the On5's actual spec sheet on our hands.

Now, moving onto the On7, the dual-SIM smartphone measures 5.97 x 3.05 x 0.32in (151.8 x 77.5 x 8.2mm) and weights 6.06oz (172g). It has a 5.5-inch 720p resolution TFT display and is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU (possibly the Exynos 3745) with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage memory (with 4.9GB available to users). There's a 13MP main camera and 5MP front camera setup on it, and a 3000mAh battery powers the mains. Connectivity-wise, the device supports 2G and 3G (GSM, CDMA, UMTS), as well as 4G (TDD & FDD LTE) networks, along with Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, Glonass, and Beidou.

Also of note is that Samsung now details how much storage each factory pre-installed application occupies, and probably lets users uninstall so called 'bloatware' apps as needed. This happens after the Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Commission sued Samsung and fellow smartphone maker Oppo over the presence of non user-removable software.

Release dates and prices for the On7 and On5 are yet to be revealed, but it is expected the phones will hover somewhere below the $200 mark, at least in China. Although it's certainly nice to see Samsung upgrade its low-end offerings in the design and hardware departments, we doubt the Koreans' move is bold enough to whisk away attention from the $125 Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 in China. Then again, that kind of value for money ratio is hard to match for most of Xiaomi's competitors.


source: Samsung via SamMobile

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45 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Overpriced and under-powered garbage. The OnePlus One is just $50 more and it's literally a Galaxy S5 reasonably priced...

3. TerryTerius unregistered

This habit certain companies (mostly Chinese, to be accurate) have of selling phones for less than it costs to make them, at cost, or sightly above cost cannot possibly be sustainable in the long run. Unless they're all going to pull the Xiaomi model and make all their money off their own virtual stores. Not only that, but it doesn't leave these companies with a budget for R&D whatsoever and you can extrapolate these low prices to mean that it's highly unlikely the people making these phones are being paid much of anything. One plus is a perfect example of that, as their razor thin profit margins mean they're barely making any money. As they have acknowledged. I've said it time and again and I'll continue to say so. Downward market pressure is slowly killing the major manufacturers, the ones who actually have the money to invest in creating/researching new technologies. ...As opposed to slapping the newest components on the market into a handset and calling it a day with a few software tweaks added in as a bonus.

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hmm, very good points. Though, I don't think they need to push prices as high as Samsung and Apple who do 400% markups on price, and with such markups, we're not always seeing the best bang for buck from such companies, Capp|e is a perfect example of that. Samsung, they're now following Apple's trail and making the devices less and less future-proof, not something I can justify paying a 400% markup for, forgetting the fact that such price tag now matches significantly more versatile devices like the Surface Pro from yet another giant like Microsoft. Microsoft's hardware sure isn't near that markup range (except maybe the Keyboard cover, but the uses, justify the price tag compared to the competition). It's expensive for sure, yet it's very well worth the price tag. If we can get that from Apple or Samsung, I'd proudly pay the price just like I did for my 256GB 8GB RAM Surface Pro 2...money is no problem, just gotta justify that price tag.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Show me a Samsung with a 400% markup. The Galaxy Note 5 for example costs Samsung nearly $300 to make, yet it retails starting at $699USD on Verizon while GSM carriers tend to sell higher, do to the ability when unlocked to be used somewhere else. Apple is the one who marks up stuff 400%. a Phone that costs them $250 to make retails in the USA for the 128GB model $849. That's nearly 4 times their costs. That cost is based on retail costs of buying all the parts, so we know Apple pays even less to make it. It costs Samsung more money because they actually make most of the parts that go into tehir phone. They basically only buy the camera and storage. So since they make everything else mostly in their own factories and only outsource putting it together, there isnt much cost to shave and the expense is higher. Considering Samsung does this FOR ALL THEIR PHONES, means they have far more overhead. yet their phones cost about the same as an iPhone, but offer far more which makes the pricing more reasonable.

16. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

but iFans do not want ro admit that! 1 Techie!

17. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

but iFans do not want TO ADMIT that! 1 Techie!

26. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Ridiculous mindset of a lot customers: Selling price should be the parts price + a small margin only. "The ingredient in this dish is not expensive, why do they charge it so high?" Actually the statistics about these "costs to make" is somewhat garbage. Q3 2015, Apple sold about 50m iPhones. Just imagine with ur logic, the phone costs less than $200 is still reasonable coz the parts's cost is just under $300 right? Then that should be a f*ucking ~10 bil decrease in revenue with no change in the total cost. Then Apple's profit now is... $700m, and actually face... loss in selling smartphone! (Remember the profit of ipad, mac,... should be higher than that $700m). So selling a f*cking huge quantity of phones with a more "suitable price" and face loss, sacarsm!

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

have you ever been to an amusement park? Look how much a hotdog costs. you can get a pack of hotdogs for $500, yet one hotdog on a dun with no trimmings is $8 or more. I paid $10 for a hamburger and fries at one of Disney's Parks. That enough for 2 packs of hotdogs. Lots of companies markup stuff. There will always be people who will pay more. The question is, should they have too. The matkup on electronics covers more than just the device costs. With Samsung you have to consider shipping, manufacturing and more. Samsung is too high too. But when I consider what they spend on R&D which is 10times what Apple spends, they make better featured and spec'd phones, using their employees to make the phone and distribute them to more locations; I can swallow some of their pricing. But I think I paid way to much for the S6 Edge 128GB I had before which is why I sold it and got the Edge+, which I just swapped for a Note 5 because I sold my Note Pro 12.2 and I need a Note on the go to keep things I have made that work only on the Note.

40. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

They should lower the price than to all Samsung Galaxy phone. High-end - $350 Mid-range - $200 Low-end - $99

5. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Are you kiddinng? the fact that they both rock the SD801 doesn't make them equal in performance. it's all about optimization. Go check thier bechmarks scores, OnePlus One is no match to Sammy's S5 in raw power, let alone the camera side of it.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

No match? You sure about that? Have a look at the camera comparison with the iPhone 5s, they're pretty matched IMO: http://phandroid.com/2014/05/20/oneplus-one-vs-iphone-5s-camera-video/ And which benchmarks are you looking at? 'Cause the following video of multiple benchmarks compared to the SD 805 in the Note 4 show it just slightly trailing the Note 4 in some tests, surpassing it in others, and definitely surpassing the S5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0_EN3Cbr4

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

OnePlus One vs an 8MP iPhone 5S of 2013? hey Sammy's S5 trashes the iPhone 5S! Check it out:http://m.gsmarena.com/camera_shootout-review-1104p5.php And do not forget to mention functionalities, in which OnePlus One is no match.

15. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

No match in functionality? Besides the IR Blaster and Built-in MicroSD, everything you do on that S5 I easily do on my OnePlus One, which officially supports root, thus the possibilities are endless with Xposed without the need for any custom ROM...

18. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

"Besides the IR Blaster and Built-in MicroSD"... Hey , you've just stated some functionalities which puts the S5 above OnePlus One. oh and Air Gestures (mostly useful for disabled people) finger print scannner, water resistant, etc. just give it a rest!

35. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Advantages it has are IR Blaster, Built-in MicroSD card slot, better rear camera, and fingerprint scanner, that's it. Everything else, I can gain on my OnePlus One, additionally, the OnePlus One has it's own hardware advantages too. Air gestures - easily obtained via an XPosed add-on if I so wanted it...just like 1 hand-mode screen. Water resistant - $50 liquipel, done. Besides the fact that the S5 got owned like the Note 4 in benchmarks. Does that your Galaxy S5 have these features: - More premium magnesium build casing - Bigger screen and better screen to body ratio - Higher res and better front facing camera - 3GB of RAM for better multitasking (instead of just 2GB) - 64GB built-in storage (instead of just 32GB) - Officially bloatware free - Privacy Guard (a feature the S5 won't be getting until Marshmallow, if that ever arrives) - Officially supports Root, so, tweak to your heart's content with software like XPosed (which literally gives you the ability to gain all of the GS5's features without installing a different ROM) and you'll still have a great official community to support you. - OS is both carrier and manufacturer independent. So, not only would I receive updates faster, but when both OnePlus and Samsung stop developing for the One and GS5, respectively, would still be receiving updates from Cyanogen for my OnePlus One and won't need to switch to a non-official ROM, facing compatibility problems around every corner... You can remain ignoramus all you want, doesn't change the fact that the OnePlus One is just-as valuable as the S5, despite having a reasonable price tag.

21. iushnt

Posts: 3069; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I can't believe you are trying to compare One Plus One with Galaxy S5. There is no match

34. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Benchmarks and features state otherwise...but sure, ignore the uses.

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Samsung releasing a new phone every 2 weeks with a different Sony like name lol

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That's why nobody makes money wi.... Oops sorry, I almost went full retard

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You don't understand do you? Samsung has different phone markets. This isn't a new phone, its a rebadge of 2 older models. So what if they have a new phone every few weeks. When you sell so many phones, each model gets a year refresh...right? Everyone doesn't want to be like other OEM's who maybe sell one phone.

20. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Exactly. The true global phones of Samsung are their flagships - S and Note. The next line is A series. The remaining are selectively sold based on regional preferences and making use of regional development centers and involves component resuse from existing or previous flagship models to reduce cost. They help in competing with the cheap yet better spec'd chinese smartphones. One example is he J series which is doing well in India as entry level 4G handsets and are able to stand against the Moto G phones.

22. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

WFT your talking about. They leaks the On5, On7 with this low-end phone specs I would recomend to android lover to buy the E5,/E7 compare to this junk On5/On7 with 8GB RAM only?

25. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Well not knowing the difference between RAM or ROM showing how retard you are..

36. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Mistake for the RAM type there. I trird to edit but too late, duh!

39. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Lol mistakes not happen twice

4. Shocky unregistered

The design looks quite nice, but the specs are sh!t.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well this phone isn't for you. The specs are fine for the market it is aimed at. Guess what, a Yugo had sh!tty specs for a car, but it was perfect for the market it was aimed it. If you have a nicer phone, why would you even be looking at this phone? That's like a guy who drives a Ferrari, go into a Lexus dealer and say, I don't like this car because it has shi!tty specs. Well if you drive a Ferrari, why would you look at anything that isn't on the same level? Also, isn't 720p enough? I mean the resolution is fairly close to the iPhone 6/6S. I mean 750p isnt that much better. Similar camera too. I bet Samsung's 13MP camera, tales a better picture than the iPhone 6S does. But even if it doesn't, its a budget phone. Obviously "budget" isnt your category. So how is it the specs are sh!t? As you say?

24. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

It is sh*t man. 8GB RAM only both On5/On7

29. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

8GB RAM???

37. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Mistake for the RAM type there. I trird to edit but too late, duh!

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